It’s been a big day for news related to Ubisoft. After announcing that four AAA titles would be returning within the fiscal year, you’d think the publisher would call it a day. As it turns out, the company wasn’t quite finished, as the schedule for its E3 press conference has subsequently been announced.
Indeed; E3 has crept up on us all again, and this year feels like it’s going to be a major one. Between Microsoft’s promise to showcase a ton of new games, including original IP, the full reveal of Project Scorpio, and whatever Sony’s been quietly cooking up, this year just feels bigger.
Ubisoft is keeping their biggest surprises close to the vest. Although, the publisher did just tease the next Assassin’s Creed earlier today following a two-year break for the series.
When probed about the possibility of a full unveiling and 2017 release date announced for Assassin’s Creed: Empire at E3, my magic 8-ball gurgles back a resounding “you may rely on it.” Well, there you have it.
Truth is, Ubisoft hasn’t confirmed anything beyond the time and place of the event. If you’re planning on attending, then you’ll already be aware that it’s being hosted at the Orpheum Theatre on June 12. If you want to tune into the livestream, it’ll begin at 4 pm ET.
Though Ubisoft’s conference will fill the same general time slot as it usually does, “conference day” at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has been significantly reshuffled. EA has abandoned the Monday of E3 for the second year in a row. Now, the company’s conference will take place in a nearby location on the preceding Saturday.
Microsoft has shifted things forward a day, and will now hold their conference on Sunday. For the third year running, Bethesda is scheduled to kick off their presence on Sunday as well. That leaves just Ubisoft and Sony to fill out Monday’s conference lineup.
That’s right. E3 will now last five straight days. Have fun, attendees.